Author Topic: Sh!te courier thread  (Read 55645 times)

Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #475 on: July 02, 2020, 03:54:48 pm »
I’m expecting a yodel delivery today. The email I’ve got has a track your parcel link. Most useful. Apparently my parcel is out for delivery. Oh, there’s a map to help. It’s got an icon on it that very helpfully tells me where my local area is. But nothing else! Useless.

Interesting. I had one yesterday. Showed where he (for it was a he) was, the number of the delivery he was on, and the number of our delivery. All worked well.

Contrast with UPS's "by the end of the day" and it's superb. Apparently drivers make up their own routes, so no perdition of delivery can be made, nor is when the "end" of the day is indicated.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #476 on: July 02, 2020, 04:18:15 pm »
Prediction, not perdition, methinks...

Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #477 on: July 02, 2020, 04:39:07 pm »
Prediction, not perdition, methinks...

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #478 on: July 02, 2020, 06:32:46 pm »
DPD are a useless bunch of twats so far 4 attempts to deliver of 2.ir
 Refused the package and 2 where I was no in despite me not only being In but on 2 occasions watching the van driving by making no attempt to stop
Complaint made to the company
Might get the package next week if I am lucky  >:(
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #479 on: July 14, 2020, 11:39:56 pm »
Ordered a large toy for the man cave yesterday, next day delivery. Supplier did the biz and I got a tracking code from dx couriers (who are shit) yesterday evening. 
This morning the dx couriers (who are shit) web site showed the item unmoved.
This lunch time the dx couriers (who are shit) web site showed the item unmoved.
17:00 today the dx couriers (who are shit) web site showed the item unmoved.
Oh well, shrugs I, it was late into the depot and dx couriers (who are shit), are shit. Probably arrive tomorrow.

19:00 tonight a neighbour from the far, far end of our road called round to say he had a large parcel for me. On a pallet large.  dx couriers (who are shit) had abandoned it on his drive while he was out at work. I on the other hand was in my office all day at the front of the house.  Kind neighbours gaff is fully 200 meters from the intended, and very clearly printed on the box, destination. His address in the road is 8a, ours is SoreTween Cottage.  Almost identical?

If we still lived in Surrey the do-as-you-likeys would have had it away in a fraction of the time.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #480 on: August 03, 2020, 07:54:55 am »
As UPS charge for collection, (see https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=83743.msg2493136#msg2493136), I often drop off packages at one the local stores that UPS pay to accept packages.

One in particular that is near here doesn't like accepting packages unless the collection will be on the same day.

Last year, the shop was closed when I went to work at 6:30 on a Friday before a bank holiday, when it was supposed to open at 6:00. I dropped the parcel off at 4:30 ish, and the shopkeeper told me to bring it back on Tuesday. I pointed out that I would be out of the country by then, so he reluctantly agreed to take it.

Last Saturday, he wouldn't take a parcel at 2:30 pm, as his collection wouldn't be until Monday and he told me to take it back and come back on Monday. I just took it to the next nearest drop-off point, where there was no hint of not wanting to accept it.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #481 on: August 03, 2020, 08:08:42 am »
We ordered one thing  to be delivered to Stepson for his birthday and posted a card with something else. 5-7 days in advance.

One order was from an olive farm in Spain; we also ordered some for ourselves.

Our delivery arrived in a box covered in cow shit. Literally covered in cow shit. One 5l bottle of olive oil cracked (very little had actually leaked.

The delivery for Stepson, who lives in Reading, has so far traveled to Dundee (after landing in the south of England) and is currently meandering, somewhat slower than an arthritic snail, back down the UK.

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #482 on: August 03, 2020, 08:11:35 am »
As UPS charge for collection, (see https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=83743.msg2493136#msg2493136), I often drop off packages at one the local stores that UPS pay to accept packages.

One in particular that is near here doesn't like accepting packages unless the collection will be on the same day.

Last year, the shop was closed when I went to work at 6:30 on a Friday before a bank holiday, when it was supposed to open at 6:00. I dropped the parcel off at 4:30 ish, and the shopkeeper told me to bring it back on Tuesday. I pointed out that I would be out of the country by then, so he reluctantly agreed to take it.

Last Saturday, he wouldn't take a parcel at 2:30 pm, as his collection wouldn't be until Monday and he told me to take it back and come back on Monday. I just took it to the next nearest drop-off point, where there was no hint of not wanting to accept it.

The obvious question is : Must you use UPS?     

 Since they reduced their interest in collecting from domestic address some years ago, and charged for doing it, I voted with my feet (and I have always found UPS to be the top of the price range) 

I tend to use Hermes because there's a OneStop drop-off that's in walking distance from my home and it's open very long hours, they were a bit confused with a bike in abox but did take it! - or I look at the consolidator  Parcel2Go for deals

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #483 on: August 03, 2020, 11:37:59 am »
The obvious question is : Must you use UPS?     

 Since they reduced their interest in collecting from domestic address some years ago, and charged for doing it, I voted with my feet (and I have always found UPS to be the top of the price range) 

I tend to use Hermes because there's a OneStop drop-off that's in walking distance from my home and it's open very long hours, they were a bit confused with a bike in abox but did take it! - or I look at the consolidator  Parcel2Go for deals

Excellent question.

In the UK I always tried to use Royal Mail. Here I use DHL. They seem the least incompetent. The only issue I have with them is there are about a dozen different DHL brands, DHL express, DHL connect etc... and all are different, and each has it's own customer service, and it's a right pain in the arse. But they seem to be reliable...

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #484 on: August 03, 2020, 01:06:18 pm »
The obvious question is : Must you use UPS?     
I use the post office up to 2kg, and print my postage at home, which is convenient. Above 2kg, they get rapidly more expensive.

UPS also do home-printed labels, and generally work. I paid about £5.50 to ship 5 kg within the UK, next day.

I think I will just factor in drop-offs at the next drop-off point. It's only 800 m further away.

However I'll look at Hermes.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #485 on: August 03, 2020, 02:51:22 pm »
Drop It
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Leg* It

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #486 on: August 03, 2020, 02:53:37 pm »
Drop It
Hide It
Leg* It

* alternatively, “Lie About It”, as the Aim 93 team of London South Bank University will readily attest

I thought that was what became hermes? Hide it, Drop it, Nick it, Lose it,

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #487 on: August 04, 2020, 04:03:32 pm »
Nasty shock with Hermes: ordered 5 items from that there 'bay on Tuesday last week. RM postie delivered 2 Thursday lunchtime; Hermes brought the other 3 in one go the same afternoon.
There was a a tracking link for Hermes but it was useless. Said something like 'at local depot out for delivery' from which I inferred that the depot was on the road somewhere.
As the route for the van is known before it leaves the depot, a text/email with an approximate time should be easy to supply.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #488 on: August 04, 2020, 05:47:51 pm »
Nasty shock with Hermes: ordered 5 items from that there 'bay on Tuesday last week. RM postie delivered 2 Thursday lunchtime; Hermes brought the other 3 in one go the same afternoon.
There was a a tracking link for Hermes but it was useless. Said something like 'at local depot out for delivery' from which I inferred that the depot was on the road somewhere.
As the route for the van is known before it leaves the depot, a text/email with an approximate time should be easy to supply.

Hmm, around here the “Hermes Lady” uses her own car, as do most of the Hermes deliveries. I guess yours was a branded van?  Oh, and perhaps, like UPS, the drivers can choose their own route? 
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #489 on: August 04, 2020, 06:44:39 pm »
Makes sense; The Travelling Salesman Problem can effectively be solved in O(1) time by paying a fixed wage and offloading the time taken and fuel costs to the employee.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #490 on: August 04, 2020, 07:11:21 pm »
They are not lovingly known as Herpes for no reason...

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